The French Breakfast Radish D’Avignon . . . how chic am I? Well, I can pretend, right? So, this is the radish I am loving right now. It is cute, tender and delicious . . . enough of a reason to eat one or better yet, a handful for your next snack. This radish is a two-inch, bite-sized treat known for it’s mildly, sweet flavor and succulent crunch. It is a typical spring radish which is cylindrical in shape and colored red and white.
But it’s name . . . The French Breakfast! Now, that puzzles me. When I think french and when I think breakfast . . . I think croissant + espresso = The French Breakfast. But who am I to question the name of this radish I am loving right now? So, I won’t! I will simply enjoy eating it . . . or honestly, handfuls of them.
And you might be wondering how I eat my French Breakfast Radishes! Let me tell you . . . for lunch! Yes, The French Breakfast Radish D’Avignon is known in my kitchen as The Springtime Lunch Radish! Can’t a girl rename an edible root vegetable once in awhile?
I am enjoying my springtime lunch radishes as a simple springtime sandwich. Take a piece of toast and smear on some avocado; as if it was butter. Then layer it with thin slices of radishes and top it with a sprinkling of pink himalayan salt. Can I simply say . . . “Divine!” Oh, I will and once you make your own . . . you will too!
Springtime is the perfect time to add radishes to your meals. Here’s a secret . . . Radishes are a girl’s best friend, really! Honestly, after winter’s abundance of rich, fatty foods, the radish is right there waiting in the produce section to help a girl out. And French women know it too! Of course, they do . . . they eat these little roots with butter. And we wonder how they stay so thin!
And their nutritional profile . . . radishes are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. They are a good source of vitamin B6, riboflavin, magnesium, copper and calcium. Eat an abundance of them . . . one cup of sliced raw radishes adds up to a measly 20 calories! And guess what . . . radishes help to remove food stagnation and detoxify old residues in the body. Perfect for a springtime dietary upgrade! And who doesn’t want to upgrade? My point exactly!
What are you waiting for? That’s right . . . lunchtime! So for your next springtime sandwich add some radishes between those two slices of bread. Hey, maybe you are feeling a bit french and a bit more chic . . . so why not make your sandwich on a baguette!
To loving something right now that is so very spring-like and oh, so very chic . . . one radish at a time! Hugs, M.
PS Sending you all some springtime “Peace Love & Happiness!”